Caleb Swanigan, a former NBA player and Purdue Boilermaker, died at the age of 25.
Swanigan died Monday night, according to the Purdue men's basketball team, but no other details
were provided. Swanigan, a 6-foot-9 first-round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017, spent three years
in the NBA with the Blazers and Sacramento Kings. Swanigan, who was named Mr. Basketball in Indiana in 2015,
was a highly sought-after prospect who chose to stay home and play for the Boilermakers after
committing to Michigan State. Swanigan had a breakout second season at Purdue, earning Big Ten
Player of the Year honors and being selected a consensus first-team All-American. In
addition, he was a finalist for the Naismith Award. He entered the NBA draft after the season and was chosen No. 26 overall.